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  • Blogs

    October 29, 2013

    Perfect the Art of Thanksgiving Sides, Turkey, and Pies With Local Classes

    Preparing Thanksgiving dinner is a giant undertaking that can yield some pretty delicious results, but if it's your first time taking on the memorable feast you may want to ask some experts for help. These cooking classes showcase everything you need to know when it comes to cooking the turkey, clas ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 7, 2012

    Tyler Florence on His New Cookbook and What to Make Right Now

    Local celeb chef Tyler Florence -- he of Wayfare Tavern, SFO T2, and Food Network fame -- has a new cookbook out, and will be signing copies of it in the city and at his Mill Valley shop next week. Tyler Florence Fresh is the chef's most ambitious book to date, a gorgeous volume showcasing the seaso ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 1, 2012

    Pot Pantry Turns Two With Booze and BBQ

    Pot Pantry is a quirky little gem of a shop in the Mission that features a stylish selection of vintage kitchen appliances, culinary antiques, and an unexpectedly diverse and interesting selection of independent food zines. Owner Suh Wageman opened the self-proclaimed "kitchen supplies boutique" i ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 27, 2012

    Class Alert! Learn How to Preserve Fruit, Make Chocolate and Bacon Donuts

    Candied Bacon Donut Demo Where: Williams Sonoma, 340 Post (at Powell), 362-9450 When: Sat., Sept. 1, noon Cost: Free The rundown: Lori Baker of Baker and Banker and its adjoining bakery shares her method (and recipe!) for candied bacon donuts with bourbon cheesecake filling and maple glaze, which is ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 26, 2012

    Tune In: Citizen's Band Brings Chic Brunch to All-American Diner

    It's possible to live blocks away from Citizen's Band and never know it exists, an anomaly in a dining-obsessed city. The unassuming storefront is easy to overlook on its corner of 8th and Folsom, smushed up against the much flashier Pinkie's Bakery, with which Citizen's Band shares its indoor space ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 6, 2012

    Leland Yee, Champion of Shark Fin Soup, to Tout More Politically Correct Broth

    ​State Sen. Leland Yee, the enigmatic San Francisco politician known for his past brushes with the law and diverse array of stances on major policy issues, positioned himself last year as an opponent of a ban on shark fin soup, the Asian delicacy that depends on grisly fishing methods. That turned ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 6, 2012

    Leland Yee, Champion of Shark Fin Soup, to Tout More Politically Correct Broth

    Leland Yee likes all types of soup​State Sen. Leland Yee, the enigmatic San Francisco politician known for his past brushes with the law and diverse array of stances on major policy issues, positioned himself last year as an opponent of a ban on shark fin soup, the Asian delicacy that depends on ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 25, 2012

    Q&A With Mary Risley of Tante Marie's Cooking School, Part 1

    ​Mary Risley's resume is as impressive as it is long. She founded Tante Marie's Cooking School in 1979; started the nonprofit organization Food Runners in 1987; was named Bon Appetit's "cooking teacher of the year" in 1988; and authored a cookbook in 2003. However, Risley might be better known the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 7, 2011

    15 Romolo Has a Low-Key, Boozy Brunch

    ​ During happy hour on a Friday night, 15 Romolo is packed tightly with hip urbanites waiting for an artisanal cocktail. At noon on a Sunday, however -- when most brunch lines are curling around the street corner -- the bar is half-empty. It's occupied by a few diners chatting quietly at small tab ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 4, 2011

    Bar Jules: When It Comes to Farmers' Market Brunch, No Compromises

    ​Bar Jules is the kind of place that catches your eye as you pass by. Colorful bistro tables, funky lettering and gigantic windows beg you to peek in at the menu scribbled on two chalkboards on opposite sides of the tiny restaurant. What you'll find there is just as appealing -- call-outs to i ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 26, 2011

    Ten Dishes Not to Order on a First Date

    ​Your palms are sweating, you inadvertently raised another awkward conversation topic, and you're pretty sure your pants seam just ripped. Aren't first dates stressful enough without a cursed dinner order? What goes on during the meal will make or break what happens -- or doesn't happen -- aft ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 3, 2011

    Meat Market Art Opening

    An Alyson Thomas original​Meat Market Art Opening Where: Pot Pantry, 3412 22nd St. (at Guerrero), 206-1134 When: Fri., May 6, 6-9 p.m. Cost: Free The rundown: Attorney-turned-artist Alyson Thomas has a food thing. If her custom work for breweries, pizzerias, and Williams-Sonoma doesn't ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 28, 2011

    Toasting Marion at Foreign Cinema

    beardfoundation/FlickrMarion Cunningham and James Beard, sharing a moment with a couple of pheasants.​Birthday Tribute Dinner to Marion Cunningham Where: Foreign Cinema, 2534 Mission (at 21st St.), 648-7600 When: Thu., Feb. 10 Cost: TBD The rundown: Foreign Cinema's annual birthday tribu ... More >>

  • News

    December 1, 2010
  • Blogs

    August 20, 2010

    What to Drink at Tomorrow's SF Street Food Festival

    ​Until recently, most Americans considered eating on the street a desperate act of necessity, or the result of drunkenness on a Hasselhoffian scale. On the eve of the second annual La Cocina-sponsored SF Street Food Festival, things are different. Tomorrow's celebration of street consumption w ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 22, 2010

    Gayle Pirie: Foreign Cinema a Birthday Traditon for Marion Cunningham

    Marion Cunningham​Foreign Cinema's Gayle Pirie gave us details about the restaurant's Feb. 11 tribute to Marion Cunningham on the occasion of the author's 88th birthday (the original press release erroneously had it , as previously announced). Cunningham is in frail health (it's been rumored s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 23, 2009

    Expect Plenty of Flogging When David Chang Comes to Town, But It'll All Be of the Book Variety

    ​Nobody ever said New York chef David Chang didn't have huevos, and we're not talking the slow-poached kind that show up in the ramen at Noodle Bar. Chang's thoughts about San Francisco chefs may have raised a crap storm in certain quarters locally, but that isn't stopping the master of Momofu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 10, 2009

    Top Chef Judge and Craft Guy Tom Colicchio Book Signing at Williams-Sonoma

    Celebrate mailing in your tax forms on Wednesday, April 15th by moseying over to Williams-Sonoma on Union Square (340 Post, 362-9450) at 5 p.m., where Top Chef's head judge, hunky-while-bald Tom Colicchio, owner of the many Craft restaurants and catnip to women and men alike, will be signing his new ... More >>

  • News

    June 25, 2008
  • Culture

    June 11, 2008

    Beyond Pottery Barn

    Shows at Jack Fischer and Marx & Zavattero break the ceramics mold.

  • Blogs

    May 14, 2008

    Taste Test: Trader Joe's Mini Croissants

    Photo Via Cave Cibum Review by Meredith Brody I love Trader Joe’s. It’s my first stop on the food train (second is a number of farmer’s markets, third is Safeway, fourth is catch-as-catch-can among Whole Foods, Andronico’s, Raley’s, whatever else is out there – if there was a Raley’s ... More >>

  • News

    January 31, 2007

    Letters to the Editor

    Week of 1-31-07

  • Dining

    October 18, 2006

    Stars in Our Eyes

    Our selections from the new and controversial Michelin restaurant guide garner mixed reviews

  • Film

    August 16, 2006

    The Break-Ups

    Stale romantic comedy has neither romance nor comedy

  • Calendar

    July 27, 2005

    Pedro Rocks

    A new film catches up with legendary punk rockers the Minutemen

  • Pride

    June 22, 2005

    Too Jaded for Gay Pride? Get Over It!

    A queer guide to Pride events

  • Dining

    January 19, 2005

    The Ladies' Delight

    Neiman Marcus' refurbished Rotunda prices its fancy fare like the Manolos downstairs

  • Holiday

    November 24, 2004
  • Culture

    August 25, 2004


    Why the big, gorgeous Cartographica Extraordinaire shouldn't sit unopened

  • Summer Guide

    June 23, 2004

    Your Right to Party

    A queer road map to Pride events.

  • Best of San Francisco

    May 19, 2004
  • News

    April 28, 2004

    Letters to the Editor

    Week of Wednesday, April 28, 2004

  • News

    December 24, 2003


    Two young San Franciscans have the hottest new brand in the staid but cutthroat national soap market. It's based on a simple notion: Cleaning is cool.

  • News

    March 19, 2003

    Death of a Deli

    Mike Cresci just wanted to sell his raviolis. But the old neighborhood never accepted him.

  • Dining

    February 19, 2003

    Office Surprise

    Tired of your co-workers stealing your milk? Here's how to stop it

  • News

    January 22, 2003

    Common Cents

    The Chronicle should stop the dubious "news stories" and openly rail against a sales tax hike that hurts its major advertisers -- and slaughters the poor

  • Culture

    September 25, 2002

    Heir Story

    Who could ever replace Sydney Goldstein? Interviewing the interview queen of City Arts & Lectures.

  • News

    August 1, 2001

    Dog Bites

    Rejected Proposals for Treasure Island Monuments

  • News

    January 10, 2001

    Dog Bites

    Board of Supervisors; Population Growth; Dot-com Layoffs

  • News

    April 5, 2000

    South to the Future

    Feminists Protest Gay Marriages

  • News

    September 29, 1999

    Dog Bites

    And Now, It's Time for Another Round of More San Franciscan Than You

  • News

    September 8, 1999

    Dog Bites

    Season of Mist and Mellow Fruitfulness

  • News

    November 11, 1998
  • News

    April 22, 1998
  • Calendar

    August 20, 1997
  • Calendar

    December 18, 1996
  • Culture

    May 8, 1996

    Missing Pieces

    Craig Lucas' Missing Persons struggles to extricate itself from its own packaging

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